Welcome to the home of Bead Origami!

by Cindy Holsclaw

Bead Origami is the philosophy behind my geometric beadwork. I'm constantly inspired by my background in origami and my experiences as a scientist. My beadwork designs combine many different shapes, sizes, and styles of small beads into larger beaded objects, which are engineered for stability and longevity. I share my designs through teaching beading workshops and writing detailed, highly illustrated beading patterns so that you can also create these fascinating structures.

Find my written beading patterns on the Patterns page and supplies for selected designs on the Kits page. Find out where and when to take a class on the Workshops page. Browse the Gallery for my design portfolio, and visit the Jewelry page for finished jewelry and beaded objects available for purchase. Finally, check out the blog for all the latest and greatest Bead Origami news!

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What's New?

Kit shipping will be delayed until January during the holiday season; any kits purchased between December 22 and January 1 will ship on January 2. You can still purchase and download patterns as usual during this time. Happy Holidays!

The workshops page is now updated with new classes for 2015!

A pattern and kits are now available for the Melon Ball Beaded Bead Necklace.

Celebrate the holidays! A pattern is now available for the Poinsettia Bracelet.

Weave a matching set of earrings, a bracelet, and a beaded bead! The pattern and kits are now available for the Sparkling Compass Set.

The pattern and kits are available for the Prism Blossoms Pendant.

Melon Ball Beaded Bead Necklace by Cindy Holsclaw

Sparkling Compass Set by Cindy Holsclaw

Serotonin and Dopamine NecklaceHalf Tila Technocluster Beaded Bead by Cindy HolsclawDouble Pinwheel Beaded BeadTila Garden PendantSakura Bouquet NecklaceEndorphin Molecule